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September 6, 2021

Suara Papua - September 6, 2021

Jayapura – West Papua National Committee (KNPB) spokesperson Ones Suhuniap is asking the Papua regional police to retract a statement that the KNPB are planning to disrupt the 20th Nati

September 5, 2021

Suara Papua - September 5, 2021

Reiner Brabar, Sorong – The Maybrat branch of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) has denied involvement in a September 2 attack on a sub-district military post (Posramil) in Kisor

August 7, 2021

Jakarta Post - August 7, 2021

Jakarta – Family members of late Aceh businessman Akidi Tio had initially drawn praise after they made a Rp 2 trillion (US$139 million) donation for COVID-19 mitigation efforts in South

August 3, 2021

Asia Pacific Report - August 3, 2021

David Robie – It is open season again for Indonesian trolls targeting Asia Pacific Report and other media with fake news and disinformation dispatches in a crude attempt to gloss

July 12, 2021

Jakarta Globe - July 12, 2021

Jakarta – An Indonesian doctor who appeared on podcasts and a television talk show to state that Covid-19 is a lie and that healthy people died from "excessive Covid medication" has bee

May 28, 2021

Tempo - May 28, 2021

Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – The chairperson of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP), Benny Wenda, responded to what he believes is a baseless allegation made by the

May 27, 2021

Kompas.com - May 27, 2021

Rahel Narda Chaterine, Jakarta – Human rights activist and lawyer Veronica Koman has refuted accusations by State Intelligence Agency (BIN) Deputy Chief Lieutenant General Teddy Lhaksma

May 10, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - May 10, 2021

Jayapura – Several Indonesian media outlets have mistakenly quoted a dead Free West Papua (OPM) founder, who died four years ago, in the news as the misidentified person was bashing hum

March 10, 2021

Tempo - March 10, 2021

Francisca Christy Rosana, Jakarta – A number of people who have yet been registered as Covid-19 vaccine recipients on Wednesday, March 10, flocked the 'Covid-19 Vaccine Center' that was

March 1, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - March 1, 2021

Remember Siti Zainah, the woman from Cianjur, West Java who said she got pregnant without intercourse and gave birth after a one-hour gestation period?

January 19, 2021

Tempo - January 19, 2021

Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – The Covid-19 Task Force asserted that issues circulating in the public about microchips that could be contained in the Covid-19 vaccine are false or hoaxes.

January 16, 2021

Jakarta Globe - January 16, 2021

Meleva Thorn & Sienna Curnow, Jakarta – Indonesian journalists are waging a war on fake news through a collaborative fact-checking network involving nearly all major media organizat

December 22, 2020

The Strategist - December 22, 2020

Ariel Bogle and Albert Zhang – On Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, a network of accounts is targeting the West Papua independence movement with memes and messages designed to shape inte

December 7, 2020

Jakarta Post - December 7, 2020

Jakarta – An expert has expressed his concerns over public resistance to a future COVID-19 immunization program caused by hoaxes surrounding the vaccines being developed.

October 22, 2020

Coconuts Bali - October 22, 2020

A peaceful call to action in Bali protesting Indonesia's controversial new jobs creation law appears to have been hijacked by unknown parties calling for widespread violence, with polic

October 16, 2020

Jakarta Post - October 16, 2020

Jakarta – The Legal Aid Institute for the Press (LBH Pers) has expressed dismay over Communication and Technology Minister Johnny G.

Coconuts Jakarta - October 16, 2020

Thou shalt not take with a pinch of salt anything your government says was essentially the message given by Indonesia's Communications and Information Technology (Kominfo) Minister John

October 15, 2020

Tempo - October 15, 2020

Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – The Press Legal Aid Institute (LBH Pers) Director Ade Wahyudi on Thursday criticized the statement made by the Communication and Informatics Minister (Menkominfo)

September 16, 2020

Jakarta Post - September 16, 2020

Jakarta – The Purworejo District Court in Central Java has sentenced a couple who earlier this year declared themselves the king and queen of the so-called Keraton Agung Sejagat (World

August 19, 2020

Jakarta Post - August 19, 2020

Jakarta – The Medan Police in North Sumatra arrested 45-year-old Joniar Nainggolan and 41-year-old Benni Eduward Hasibuan for allegedly spreading a hoax after the two published a video

August 18, 2020

Coconuts Jakarta - August 18, 2020

The brand new IDR75K (US$5) bill was only released yesterday, but it has already become the subject of a racial controversy online.

August 12, 2020

Jakarta Post - August 12, 2020

Jakarta – The Bali Police have named musician I Gede Ari Astina, better known as Jerinx, a suspect for defaming the Indonesian Medical Association (IDI).

May 27, 2020

ABC Pacific Beat - May 27, 2020

Sophie Raynor – During the coronavirus pandemic, one of the biggest concerns for health officials has been the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 – especially via social media sit

April 16, 2020

Coconuts Jakarta - April 16, 2020

Remember Ningsih Tinampi, the self-proclaimed supernatural healer who went viral last year for victim-blaming a spirit?

April 15, 2020

Coconuts Jakarta - April 15, 2020

Say it with us: social media influencers are not the authority on COVID-19 no matter how many millions of followers they have.